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Eric Prah Wins Ringling College's 9th Student Academy Award

    Eric Prah Wins Ringling College's 9th Student Academy Award
    June 9, 2012 - Ringling College alumni Eric Prah ('12, Computer Animation) was awarded a bronze Student Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his senior thesis animation, My Little Friend

    Student nominees were hosted in Los Angeles for industry-related activities and social events that concluded with the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 9th, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. 

    Click here to see Eric's speech and to watch My Little Friend. 

    Ringling College Student Academy Award winners include: 

    2012 - Eric Prah - My Little Friend

    2011 – Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis – Defective Detective 
    Avner Geller – employed at Pixar 
    Stevie Lewis – employed at DreamWorks 

    2010 – Jennifer Bors – Departure of Love
    Employed at Sony Imageworks
    Film credits: Arthur Christmas (in production) 

    2008 - Evan Mayfield - The Visionary
    Employed at Walt Disney Animation
    Film credits: Planes (in production), The Great Fairy Rescue; G-Force 

    2007 - Bevin Carnes - A Leg Up
    Employed at Blur Studio. Formerly employed at Walt Disney Animation and Blue Sky. 
    Film credits: Bolt; Ice Age 3 

    2006 - Meng Vue - The Dancing Thief
    Employed at Sony Computer Entertainment America. Formerly employed at EA. 
    Game credits: “Gods of War III”; “Marvel Fighting Game” 

    2005 - Josh Beveridge - Things That Go Bump in the Night
    Employed at Sony Imageworks. 
    Film credits: Alice in Wonderland; Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs; Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Surf’s Up; I Am Legend 

    2002 - Don Phillips, Jr. - Passing Moments
    Owner, Don Phillips Jr. Animation and Illustration
    Clients include LucasArts, EA, NCsoft, Pottery Barn, History Channel. 

    1998 – Peter Choe, Jeff Baker, Neal Nellans, Dominick Cecere and James Hill -  Jataka 
    Peter Choe – Employed at Trilogy Studios; formerly employed at EA.
    Game credits: “Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II”; “Medal of Honor: Rising Sun”, Medal of Honor: Spearhead”, “Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault”, “Day Breaker” 

    Jeff Baker – Employed at Weta Digital (New Zealand)
     Film credits: Avatar; Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (in production); Planet of the Apes: Rise of the Apes (in production), The Hobbit (in production). 

    Neal Nellans – Founder and CEO, Tiny Utopia Interactive Studios (Paris); formerly employed at EA, DreamWorks, Rhythm & Hues. 

    Dominick Cecere – Employed at Microsoft Game Studios; formerly employed at Sony Imageworks, Digital Domain. 
    Film credits: G-Force, Spider-Man 3, G.I. Joe, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Open Season 

    James Hill – freelance artist/muralist (Charleston, S.C.)